Three teenagers arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy outside Ladywell Centre

Pic: Ian Britton Flickr

Pic: Ian Britton Flickr

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Lewisham.

The incident occurred outside Ladywell Centre in Dressington Avenue on Monday night around 9:30pm.

One male, 14, has been charged with attempted murder and appeared at Bromley Youth Court today.

The two other males arrested, aged 14 and 15, have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Witness Sarah Evans told the Evening Standard: “The people who work at the youth club were trying to help a boy who was lying on the ground.

“I saw blood, I think they were trying to stop it. It looked like they were pumping his chest.”

Yesterday, the boy was in critical but stable condition at a south London hospital.

Chief Superintendent Russell Nyman, Lewisham Borough Commander said: “I am committed to tackling the issues of serious youth violence and knife crime in Lewisham.

“Currently knife crime and serious youth violence are down in Lewisham but we are not complacent and we continue to work with our partners to ensure Lewisham remains a safe borough.”

In response to the incident, Nyman said: “We have put extra resources in place in key locations across the borough, in order to prevent any further offences from occurring. Patrols are also taking place in order to reassure residents that Lewisham remains a safe place.”

Anyone with information should contact Lewisham CID on 07788916864 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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